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WTM Virtual To Hold On Demand sessions

WTM Virtual To Hold On Demand sessions

Visitors don’t need to wait for live sessions to keep up with travel industry trends. WTM Virtual is offering a series of pre-recorded On Demand Virtual Sessions so visitors can keep up-to-date with the latest trends and developments at a […]

WTM Virtual Platform is Now Live

WTM Virtual Platform is Now Live

WTM Virtual platform, the exciting, new virtual arena for this year’s WTM London and London Travel Week, is now live and open for all registered delegates to create professional and business profiles; connect with exhibitors, trade, media and buyers; pre-scheduled […]

Exhibitors gear up for WTM Virtual and Travel Forward Virtual

Exhibitors gear up for WTM Virtual and Travel Forward Virtual

Travel companies and tourist boards from around the world are preparing to set out their stalls at WTM Virtual and Travel Forward Virtual (November 9-11).   Thousands of travel professionals are due to take part in the online events, to […]

Travel Forward Virtual Conference Programme – Welcomes Booking.com, Expedia and Lufthansa

Travel Forward Virtual Conference Programme – Welcomes Booking.com, Expedia and Lufthansa

The sessions will cover issues faced by travel tech providers and touch on the specifics of the current situation while also looking at how COVID-19 plays into trends.   Travel Forward Virtual, the free-to-attend online conference for the global travel […]

První Singapore Tourism Board Digital Roadshow proběhne 27. října 2020

První Singapore Tourism Board Digital Roadshow proběhne 27. října 2020

Klíčoví odborníci na cestovní ruch ze střední a východní Evropy se setkají s partnery ze Singapuru během první Singapore Tourism Board Digital Roadshow 27. října 2020.   V úterý 27. října spojí Singapore Tourism Board ty nejlepší firmy z cestovního […]

Trade Registration Opens for WTM Virtual

Trade Registration Opens for WTM Virtual

Early bird tickets for £25 will give visitors access to an extensive conference programme, virtual exhibition, and the chance to book one-to-one meetings with exhibitors. Ticket price includes access to London Travel Week Virtual. Buyers’ Club Members, Ministers and Media […]

Industry partners bring research, case studies, technology … and Olympians to 30+ sessions on PlanetIMEX’s Community Day 

Industry partners bring research, case studies, technology … and Olympians to 30+ sessions on PlanetIMEX’s Community Day 

The only source of knowledge is experience.’ That’s according to Albert Einstein and IMEX has collaborated with its industry partners to bring shared experiences and learnings to Community Day, taking place on Friday 16 October as part of the new […]

Buyers can seal deals with contacts around the world at WTM Virtual

Buyers can seal deals with contacts around the world at WTM Virtual

The virtual event will focus on restoring and developing buyers’ business connections, growing network, and learning how to make a comeback in the travel industry. Buyers from travel firms around the world can reconnect with established partners, forge new contacts […]

WTM London and Travel Forward will be virtual-only shows in November 2020

WTM London and Travel Forward will be virtual-only shows in November 2020

The shows will take place on 9-11 November and are set to be the main virtual travel trade events of 2020 WTM Virtual to feature one-to-one meetings, conference sessions, roundtables and speed networking WTM London – the event where Ideas […]

COVID-19 AND TRANSFORMING TOURISM

COVID-19 AND TRANSFORMING TOURISM

If tourism brings us together, then travel restrictions keep us apart. More importantly, restrictions on travel also prevent tourism from delivering on its potential to build a better future for all. Last week the United Nations Secretary-General launched the Policy […]

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON GLOBAL TOURISM MADE CLEAR AS UNWTO COUNTS THE COST OF STANDSTILL

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON GLOBAL TOURISM MADE CLEAR AS UNWTO COUNTS THE COST OF STANDSTILL

The enormous toll of COVID-19 on international tourism has now become clear, with World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) data showing the cost up to May was already three times that of the 2009 Global Economic Crisis. As the situation continues to […]

UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers’ Summit will issue a manifesto:  To Create Safer, Greener, Smarter Travel & Tourism

UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers’ Summit will issue a manifesto: To Create Safer, Greener, Smarter Travel & Tourism

Tourism leaders from around the world will once again come together for the Ministers’ Summit at WTM London to set out a roadmap for a safer, greener and smarter future for the sector. The summit is the largest annual gathering […]

World Travel Market London 2019, ExCeL London - The WTM Team 2019

WTM London, Travel Forward and London Travel Week – Exhibitions allowed to proceed in England from October 1st 2020

The UK Government have announced the resumption of the exhibitions industry in the country as of October 1st 2020 meaning that England can once again welcome international business delegates from around the world. WTM London – the event where Ideas […]

WTM London and Travel Forward ramp up physical and digital activities ahead of ‘recover, rebuild and accelerate’ phase

WTM London and Travel Forward ramp up physical and digital activities ahead of ‘recover, rebuild and accelerate’ phase

WTM London and Travel Forward are adding new products to their portfolio, designed to support the flagship three-day events taking place this November at ExCeL London, as the travel industry starts to emerge from the pandemic and prepares to “recover, […]

RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL EASING AS EUROPE LEADS CAUTIOUS RESTART OF TOURISM

RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL EASING AS EUROPE LEADS CAUTIOUS RESTART OF TOURISM

Restrictions on travel, introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, are slowly being eased, allowing tourism to restart in a growing number of destinations. The latest research by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows that 22% of all destinations worldwide […]

WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards 2020 are dedicated to recognising tourism’s efforts to respond to COVID-19

WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards 2020 are dedicated to recognising tourism’s efforts to respond to COVID-19

The World Responsible Tourism Awards 2020 are dedicated to acknowledging those in travel and tourism who have taken remarkable steps to address the multiple challenges brought to our industry by the COVID-19 crisis.   Highly Commended and Commended awards will […]

UNWTO releases a COVID-19 Technical Assistance Package for Tourism Recovery

UNWTO releases a COVID-19 Technical Assistance Package for Tourism Recovery

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a Tourism Recovery Technical Assistance Package to offer guidance to Member States in response to COVID-19. The package is structured around three main pillars: economic recovery, marketing and promotion and institutional strengthening and resilience building.   With tourism among […]

Aviation consultant to host ‘Airlines in Crisis’ webinar  for WTM Global Hub

Aviation consultant to host ‘Airlines in Crisis’ webinar for WTM Global Hub

WTM Global Hub – WTM Portfolio’s new online portal – will host a webinar on Thursday 14th May at 2pm BST with respected UK aviation expert John Strickland, Director of JLS Consulting.   Called ‘Airlines in Crisis – What is […]

ATM Virtual – New Solutions in a New World

ATM Virtual – New Solutions in a New World

Organisers of Arabian Travel Market announce the launch of ATM Virtual.   ATM Virtual to feature a host of webinars, conference sessions, roundtables, speed networking, and one-to-one meetings Topics include tourism strategies for the future, the hotel landscape post-COVID-19, tourism […]

100% OF GLOBAL DESTINATIONS NOW HAVE COVID-19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, UNWTO REPORTS

100% OF GLOBAL DESTINATIONS NOW HAVE COVID-19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, UNWTO REPORTS

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted all destinations worldwide to introduce restrictions on travel, research by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has found. This represents the most severe restriction on international travel in history and no country has so far lifted […]

Respected travel expert Simon Calder to feature in interactive webinar for  WTM Global Hub

Respected travel expert Simon Calder to feature in interactive webinar for WTM Global Hub

WTM Global Hub – WTM Portfolio’s new online portal – will host a webinar on April 30 with renowned British travel journalist and broadcaster Simon Calder.   Called ‘Travel Update with Simon Calder’, the virtual event will offer attendees the […]

Arabian Travel Market 2020 v novém termínu

Arabian Travel Market 2020 v novém termínu

Vzhledem k eskalaci epidemie COVID-19 po celém světě, po konzultaci se všemi zúčastněnými stranami, vedením výstaviště, podpůrnými sdruženími a v souladu s radami úřadů veřejného zdraví Spojených arabských emirátů ohledně cestování do a ze zasažených zemí, přijalo vedení veletrhu rozhodnutí […]

A Joint Statement on Tourism and COVID-19 – UNWTO and WHO Call for Responsibility and Coordination

A Joint Statement on Tourism and COVID-19 – UNWTO and WHO Call for Responsibility and Coordination

As the current outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to develop, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are committed to working together in guiding the travel and tourism sectors’ response to COVID-19. On 30 […]

WTM Africa Conscious about Sustainability in Travel

WTM Africa Conscious about Sustainability in Travel

WTM Africa 2020 is tackling travel sustainability at macro and micro levels this year, by lining up a number of eco-conscious initiatives alongside recognising game-changing sustainability practices in the African travel industry.   Major international events like WTM Africa have […]

ACCESS Luxury Travel Show brings major travel representatives to Prague

ACCESS Luxury Travel Show brings major travel representatives to Prague

On March 9th, ACCESS Luxury Travel Show will bring together major players from the tourism industry such as representatives of luxury hotels, resorts, and destinations and most important tour  operators, agents, concierge and events companies from Czech Republic during its […]

WTM issues myth-busting advice for travellers left bewildered by Brexit

WTM issues myth-busting advice for travellers left bewildered by Brexit

Following the UK officially leaving the EU, World Travel Market has issued expert advice to bust the myths once-and-for-all about the future of travel in Europe. The UK is currently in a transition period, but there is still confusion around […]

World Tourism Organization and Basque Culinary Centre Launch the 2nd Gastronomy Tourism Start-Up Competition

World Tourism Organization and Basque Culinary Centre Launch the 2nd Gastronomy Tourism Start-Up Competition

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Basque Culinary Center have joined forces again for the second edition of the Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition. After the success of the first edition, the competition has returned to identify and celebrate disruptive […]

Promoting sustainability success – applications for the IMEX-EIC Innovation in Sustainability Award now open

Promoting sustainability success – applications for the IMEX-EIC Innovation in Sustainability Award now open

The IMEX Group is inviting organisations to share their sustainable stories and submit their best, most exciting innovations for the IMEX-EIC Innovation in Sustainability Award, presented at IMEX in Frankfurt, 12 – 14 May 2020. Sustainable innovation is now gaining […]

International tourism growth continues to outpace the global economy

International tourism growth continues to outpace the global economy

1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded in 2019, globally. A 4% increase on the previous year which is also forecast for 2020, confirming tourism as a leading and resilient economic sector, especially in view of current uncertainties. By the […]

The 10th annual edition of MCE Central & Eastern Europe is coming soon!

The 10th annual edition of MCE Central & Eastern Europe is coming soon!

With a new decade started the new year brings the celebrative 10th annual edition of MCE Central & Eastern Europe.The event has been moving throughout the region to highlight the MICE progress within the region, started out in 2011 in Prague […]

„For 2020, we’re looking on the bright side of life“ says Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group

„For 2020, we’re looking on the bright side of life“ says Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group

“It’s been a turbulent year for the world in general and for so many of our exhibitors. In the past few years we’ve observed trends that, even though they eventually led to innovation, were essentially disruptive and extremely challenging, so […]

ITB India All Set to Debut in a Grand Style in 2020

ITB India All Set to Debut in a Grand Style in 2020

Debut of ITB India will take place in Mumbai from 15 – 17 April 2020 Exhibitors from around the world have confirmed their participation Leading minds of the global tourism industry will share their knowledge at the ITB India Conference […]

Tourism’s Carbon Emissions Measured in Landmark Report Launched At COP25

Tourism’s Carbon Emissions Measured in Landmark Report Launched At COP25

Transport-related emissions from tourism are expected to account for 5.3% of all man-made CO2 emissions by 2030, up from 5% in 2016, a landmark new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) shows. At […]

WTM London 2019 sees Increase in Industry Leaders

WTM London 2019 sees Increase in Industry Leaders

WTM London 2019 – the event where ideas arrive – saw a 77% increase in ministerial attendance as well as a higher quality of WTM Buyers’ Club Members. It confirms WTM London as the place for senior travel professionals to […]

54% Female: How tourism is leasing the way in gender equality

54% Female: How tourism is leasing the way in gender equality

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with UN Women, The German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), World Bank Group and Amadeus, has launched the long-awaited second edition of the Global Report on Women in Tourism. The publication highlights the […]

Tackling Climate Change on Day 3 at WTM London

Tackling Climate Change on Day 3 at WTM London

The 40th edition of WTM London began with a session exploring Decarbonising Travel and Tourism: Is the Industry Doing Enough? Speaking by video before the main panel, climate scientist professor Kevin Anderson laid out the scale of the challenge. He […]